If you or your child suffers from anxiety or lack of sleep, a weighted blanket might be the answer. Mosaic Weighted Blankets reminds parents that weighted blankets are available for purchase in the Austin area without associated shipping costs.
“Weighted blankets can weigh from 2 lbs. up to about 25 lbs., and shipping is very expensive,” says co-founder Laura LeMond. She says the occupational therapy community recommends weighted blankets be 10 percent of body weight plus 1-2 lbs. for kids and teens and 5-10 percent of ideal body weight for adults.
LeMond says weighted blankets are traditionally used in the occupational therapy process for children experiencing sensory disorder, stress, anxiety or issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, including ADD and ADHD.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets, founded in Austin in 2010, is located at 12741 Research Blvd., Ste. 402B. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment. The company’s website is mosaicweightedblankets.com.
For more information on weighted blankets go to https://weightedjournal.com/weighted-blanket-benefits/